When we originally decided to travel the country for a year an RV, we had a choice to make:
In the end, we decided on a 36foot 2001 Cameo by Carriage 5th wheel. It's relatively spacious, has a pretty decent amount of counter space in the kitchen, PLUS it has a washer & dryer [cue the soundtrack for "Hallelujah"!]. While I wouldn't exactly say it feels like "home," it's definitely doable for our family of four.
We paid $13,750 for our 5th wheel - a steal (Note that this is our model - selling for over $18K).
We opted for a 5th wheel due to budget and safety considerations. Because we're pulling our trailer with a truck, our girls spend travel days in their car seats as opposed to "floating around" the cabin in a motorhome.
Throughout August and September, I'll be working with the American Chemistry Council to share some ways that plastics help make our trip possible. For example, many of the products that keep us safe on the road are made of plastic components – bumpers, windshields, seat belts, air bags, even car seats! Plus, we use a variety of other durable, shatter-resistant and reusable plastic products everyday to make our trip more convenient, easy, and fun.
Would you ever consider traveling for a year via RV? Another idea is to rent an RV for a week or a month! We just met a family who does that every summer!
I am participating in a compensated program by Plastics Make it Possible® in partnership with the American Chemistry Council and Ogilvy PR.